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A new volcanic eruption has begun on the Reykjanes peninsula, near Litli-Hrútur. It is the third eruption in almost two years in Reykjanes.

The new eruption is up to ten times bigger than the first one in 2021: it is very dangerous to get too close to the eruption site, as there is a massive amount of magma being ejected, it cannot be predicted where the lava will flow, and there is toxic gas in the area. Further, the forecast is for calm winds, which means that gas will collect in hollows and low-lying areas. So please follow the warnings and stay away: there have already been people spotted close to the eruption and they are putting themselves in a great danger.

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